Thursday May 12, 2022

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Grizzlies GM Zach Kleiman won #NBA Executive of the Year for the 2021-22 season. At age 33, he’s the youngest recipient of the award.
Last year’s winner, #Suns GM James Jones finished tied for fourth with Heat’s Pat Riley.
Jones and Riley each received three first place votes. AM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Masai Ujiri received 1 first-place vote, 1 second-place vote and 5 third-place votes for Exec of the Year, finishing 7th behind Brad Stevens, Pat Riley, James Jones, Artūras Karnišovas, Koby Altman, and the winner, Memphis’ Zach Kleiman. – 11:13 AM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Even with Pat Riley fourth in voting for NBA Executive of the Year, Erik Spoelstra says what matters is Riley already had a place on the Mt. Rushmore of executives. – 11:08 AM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra: “Our whole team feels a great sense of confidence when the ball is in Jimmy’s hands and we leave the decision up to him.” – 10:20 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I asked Erik Spoelstra about the approach of fighting through screens more often instead of making the initial Bam switch
The first thing he did:
Point at me because I might’ve said too much about scheme lol – 10:18 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
In a sign of how things are going for the 76ers, DJ Khaled just pretended to check into the game and gave Erik Spoelstra a shoulder massage, both of which the crowd loved. Miami is up 18. – 9:05 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Well, this hasn’t been the start to the 3rd that Doc Rivers was probably looking for. The Heat expanded their lead to 20, but Philly has scored 5 in a row to force an Erik Spoelstra timeout. #Sixers9:01 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Heat acting head coach Kyle Lowry is very active right now. So is Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, who probably doesn’t mind the help. – 8:06 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
With Kyle Lowry out in Games 1 and 2, Caleb Martin got minutes off the bench with Gabe Vincent in the starting lineup. Will be interesting to see if Erik Spoelstra goes with Martin’s defense or Duncan Robinson’s offense with Lowry out again in Game 5. – 7:31 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
For 76ers — does Joel Embiid in Miami mean that Danny Green and James Harden’s jumpers will show up there as well?
For Heat — Does Erik Spoelstra have a lineup for Duncan Robinson’s defense? – 7:20 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I’m not gonna lie, part of my calculus for how quickly I want Winning Time to move is the slim chance that LeBron could one day play himself.
Season 12. In the bubble. LeBron has a dramatic confrontation with Adrien Brody’s Pat Riley before the Finals. This is my heart’s desire. – 6:10 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Man, rewatching Heat/76ers Game 4 almost brought a tear to my eye.
Erik Spoelstra & Doc Rivers coached their butts off.
Tonight’s game should be good — chess match. – 2:48 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra third in NBA voting for Coach of the Year:
1. Monty Williams, Suns.
2. Taylor Jenkins, Grizzlies.
3. Spoelstra
4. Ime Udoka, Celtics
5. J.B. Bickerstaff, Cavs
(Spoelstra one first-place vote.) – 7:13 PM

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